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Dakwakada Capital Investments LP Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Annual Citizens Update – APRIL 15, 2023

Poster – Dakwakada Capital Investments CAFN Annual Citizens Update

The Board of Directors of Dakwakada Capital Investments LP

Would like to invite all CAFN Citizens to a

Champagne and Aishihik Citizen Meeting

To be held on

Saturday, April 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Multi-Purpose Room

Whitehorse, Yukon

Lunch will be provided

Only CAFN Citizens Can Attend

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet the Board, Management and Team, and to learn more about DCILP and our investments.


$50.00 will be provided to Citizens to assist with gas.

www.dakwakada.com    –   Telephone No. (867) 668-5831



Christmas Holidays

Our Office will be closed from December 23rd at 12:00PM and reopening on January 03rd, 2023

Dakwakada Capital Investments would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year.
Drive Safe & Be Safe

Acquisition of Harbour Door Services





Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (“DCI”) is pleased to announce that effective October 1st,
2022, its wholly owned subsidiary, Canada West Garage Doors LP (“Canada West”), has
acquired Harbour Door Services (“Harbour Door”), located in Victoria, BC.

Harbour Door has been in business since 1986, serving Victoria and the surrounding area. They
have been a family-owned business with a staff of approximately 15. Active in the community,
Harbour Door is a member of the following local organizations: “Victoria Construction
Association”; “International Door Association”; the “Canadian Door Institute”; the “Esquimalt
Chamber of Commerce” and the “Better Business Bureau”.

Harbour Door is a full-service operation, providing sales and service of overhead doors, electric
operators and residential and commercial gate systems. They specialize in the replacement of
older garage doors, which may require low headroom track or other specialty hardware. If you
are in the Victoria area stop by the showroom where you can see firsthand working door and
gate systems, 6 full size display doors and an extensive selection of operator accessories and

Harbour Door offers a full line of residential overhead doors for install, ranging from carriage
house wood to modern steel insulated. They also offer a variety of products from Clopay,
Amarr, Northwest, and Steel-Craft. If you are interested in a Residential gate or a
Commercial/Industrial system, Harbour Door can coordinate the entire installation.

As anyone knows, to get the full life out of a product, regular service is required. Harbour Door
specializes in repairs and maintenance of overhead doors, electric operators and gate systems
as well as an extensive commercial line. They provide 24 hour and same-day service (where
possible), experienced and trained technicians with fully stocked vehicles and the largest parts
inventory on Vancouver Island.

DCI chair, Elaine Chambers provided the following statement: “Champagne and Aishihik First
Nation (“CAFN”) is excited to be expanding its presence in British Columbia and strengthening
its footprint in the overhead door business, through the acquisition of Harbour Doors. CAFN is a
recognized First Nation in BC (in addition to the Yukon) and we look forward to many years of
doing business in the Province of British Columbia.”

Champagne and Aishihik Citizen Meeting

The Board of Directors of Dakwakada Capital Investments LP

Would like to invite all CAFN Citizens to a

Champagne and Aishihik Citizen Meeting

To be held on

Saturday, April 30, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Da Kų Cultural Centre

Haines Junction, Yukon

Lunch will be provided


Only CAFN Citizens Can Attend

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet the Board, Management and Team,

and to learn more about DCILP and our investments.



www.dakwakada.com * Telephone No. (867) 668-5831

$50.00 will be provided to Citizens to assist with gas…

Acquisition of Anchor Doors



Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (“DCI”) Chairman of the Board, Martin Eckervogt is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Canada West Garage Doors LP (“Canada West”), has acquired the Kelowna branch of Anchor Door & Window (“Anchor”). Anchor is a family owned and operated company which began operations in 1984 in Kamloops, with the Kelowna branch opening in 1987. Anchor is a provider of residential and commercial overhead doors, security gates, windows and entry doors.


Anchor is a Master Authorized Dealer of Clopay® garage doors and entry doors – the only garage door brand backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. They are also a Provantage® Dealer for LiftMaster garage door openers – the world’s #1 professionally installed garage door opener.


Subsequent to the completion of the transaction, Anchor Door (Kelowna) will be a subsidiary of Canada West. Canada West President Roy Mills provides the following statement:

“We are very excited to bring Anchor Door under the Canada West banner. With this acquisition, we are happy to announce we will now be able to offer our clients, not only an increased selection of overhead doors, but also commercial overhead door and security gate services. Additionally, we expect this acquisition to help alleviate some of the supply chain issues
observed in the past year.”


This represents the third overhead door acquisition for Dakwakada Capital Investments in the past 9 months, and the second outside of the Yukon. According to Martin Eckervogt, “Dakwakada is quickly becoming a significant player in the western Canadian overhead door market. We expect this increased size to pay benefits through increased access to product and increased buying power. More importantly, this provides the citizens of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (“CAFN”) learning and work opportunities for those who are, or could be, interested in a career in overhead doors.”

Northerm acquires Bud’s Industrial Installations



New acquisition announcement

 We are pleased to announce our purchase & acquisition of BUD’s Industrial Installations that took place officially on March 19th, 2021.

For more than 30 years, Northerm Windows and Doors has its mission to provide the highest quality windows, doors, glass and related building products to consumers throughout the North with emphasis on superior service, the wellbeing of employees, customers, owners, and the environment.

The acquisition of BUD’s Industrial Installations will allow the company to remain a Yukon controlled entity and will be added under the umbrella of 8 different Yukon First Nations.

Here are several things we want to point out:

  • BUD’s Industrial Installations will keep doing business under the same trade name and will become the Overhead Doors division of Northerm Windows and Doors.
  • The legal name of the entity is still RAB Energy LP
  • BUD’s Industrial Installations will be running at their current address: 11 Lorne Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Rick Gingell, VP of Commercial Operations at rgingell@northerm.yk.ca

Acquisition of Canada West Garage Doors


April 23, 2021

Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (“DCI”) is pleased to announce that DCI has acquired Canada West Garage Doors Inc. (“Canada West”), a Kelowna, BC based provider of residential and commercial overhead doors. Canada West supplies, installs and repairs the complete spectrum of garage door styles and designs, with specialist knowledge of the latest trends and technology.

Founded upon the tenet that the Okanagan Valley was an opportune geography for a “service-driven” garage door business due to the continued growth in the new home building segment, Canada West has, in less than 24 operational months, evolved from start-up to being a key trades supplier to many of the Okanagan’s most successful individual and development-build homebuilder market. The essence of success to date has been derived from the expertise/reputation of their staff and through their ability to deliver our promises and provide the “right” design and product, in an efficient, effective, and cost-competitive manner.

This is the second significant acquisition for DCI outside of the Yukon Territory and represents the second overhead door acquisition in the past 6 months. DCI is the majority owner of Northerm Windows and Doors, which recently acquired Bud’s Industrial Installation (Yukon) Ltd. (“Bud’s”). Bud’s supplies, installs and services predominantly commercial overhead doors in the Yukon.

The acquisition of the second overhead door company will strengthen DCI’s presence in western Canada and is intended to address current supply chain delays. We believe this increased presence will translate into reduce lead times for our customers.

DCI management has stated “This acquisition will provide another strategic piece to the Dakwakada portfolio…” and “…is expected to allow for cross selling of products, such as skylights and custom plastics, from elsewhere in our portfolio.

A copy of the press release can be found here


National Indigenous Peoples Day


Sunday, June 21st, 2020 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. In recognition of this holiday, Dakwakada offices will be closed on Monday June 22nd, 2020.

There are a number of virtual events happening across Canada. These can be accessed at the following link: Virtual events

Mac Plastics responds to protect front line workers

Dakwakada Capital Investments L.P. (“Dakwakada”, or “DCILP”) and its wholly owned subsidiary Mac Plastics (“Mac Plastics”) is pleased to announce we are working to secure the safety of front-line employees at major grocery chains by building over 1,000 plastic guards for cashiers and pharmacists.

Interest in these protective measures began early on Friday, March 20th, 2020 from an article posted by Globe and Mail. By the end of the day, Mac Plastics had produced prototypes and secured orders for over 1,000 units. Fortunately, Mac Plastics maintains a robust inventory of sheet stock and could immediately shift its production shift to working on these protective measures.

With its supply chain depth, Mac Plastics was able to secure more sheet stock from its suppliers across North America and promise to deliver these products by the end of the week.

Alex Doepel, DCILP’s CEO commented, “We are extremely proud of the work done by Mac Plastics to be able to produce these safety devices in such a short turnaround. It is critically important to do all we can to help the front-line workers of companies providing essential services in this time of need. Equally important, is the work it will provide for our employees. We are pleased to be able to provide some income security for our employees.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Mac Plastics has been in business for over 55 years and has built the reputation of being the leader in the design, fabrication and installation of plastic and glass skylights in Western Canada, under the banner of Mac Skylights (“Mac Skylights”). Mac Plastics provides an exceptional range of glass and plastic skylights for commercial and residential applications, plastic fabrication of many types of plastic products, and also provides installation and repair services.

Dakwakada Capital Investments LP is a privately held investment firm located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our shareholder is the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. DCILP makes investments on behalf of the citizens. Dakwakada Capital Investments LP invests in and outside the Yukon. Some of our investments are in construction and manufacturing which include Castle Rock Enterprises LP, and RAB Energy Group LP (Northerm Windows), and commercial properties. Dakwakada closed its 100% acquisition of Mac Plastics on Jan 6th, 2020.

A PDF copy is available for viewing here: Mac_Plastic_COVID_Response

Some of the different designs are presented below

COVID-19 Notice

Hello Clients,

In this time of uncertainty, the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and communities is our top priority. We’re reaching out to let you know that we are here to help.

Our office remains open and available to assist you. In the event that this office must close, we will provide details about alternate ways to contact us. Our staff are committed to delivering the products and services you rely on for your commercial or private projects.

If you prefer, you can also connect with us:

  • By phone: simply call 867-668-5381 for assistance, during regular business hours


Staying safe and informed

Although Health Canada has classified the risk to Canadians as low, we’re taking extra precautions to protect our clients and staff. This includes encouraging and supporting staff to stay home if they are unwell, providing regular prevention best practice updates and following all government recommendations.

As experts in risk management and loss prevention, we’re committed to doing our part to help slow the spread of this new virus. When possible, we encourage social distancing, as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and suggest that contacting us via phone, email or online is preferred during this time.

We also ask that you do not visit our offices if you:

  • are experiencing any of the following symptoms (mild or severe):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • have travelled to any area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • live with someone who recently travelled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms similar to the Flu or COVID-19


Additional resources

As things continue to change, the amount of information can feel overwhelming. To stay safe and informed, we recommend that you: